I thought I’d share this sample that came in the mail yesterday. It’s a one-page illustration I did for Highlights magazine, a rebus puzzle, entitled “Best Friends” by Catherine Denton. This was fun to pull together and I particularly enjoy it when I keep the line work loose, clean, and simple.
(Copyright Highlights for Children, 2010)
Below: I usually do my roughs using the layout the art director sends me as a template. I’ve also included a closeup of the area where the main illustration is–the little girl with all the thought bubbles talking to her grandmother.
Some other illustrators I know who have illustrations in the November 2010 issue: Chuck Dillon (2 puzzles!), Holli Conger, Karen Lee & Don Tate.